Show as: Mobile

Is Food Safety Training Important?

Even though food safety training is recommended for all professionals working in the food industry, not all workers undergo training or acknowledge the importance of it due to different state requirements. As a result, mistakes occur that can be potentially health and even life threatening. 

Just last week alone, the United Department of Agriculture (USDA) released 5 public health reports that resulted in the recall of various food products. The recalls occurred due to problems ranging from misbranding and undeclared allergens, processing deviation, failure to undergo inspection and more. 

Food safety training is extremely important because it not only keeps people safe but it also helps consumers feel more confident about their food. According to eFoodcard, "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 48 million American (one in six) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne illnesses."

In order to lower these numbers food handler safety training is a must! In a majority of states such as Arkansas and North Dakota, food handler safety training is "recommended" but not required. Professionals who work in the food industry need to look past the idea that food safety training is a suggestion and start thinking of it as a requirement.

What does this mean for professional development?

Not only does food safety training prevent illness and give food consumers peace of mind, but it also creates more valuable employees. By undergoing training, food handlers gain important skills that will help protect themselves and others, while becoming more attractive to potential employers. 

Want to keep up with the latest L&D news?

Sign up to our newsletter

Last updated: 01 Mar 2019

You might also be interested in:

Last updated: 3/1/2019

How Alzheimer's Research UK Used Virtual Reality to Spread Public Awareness

Interview with Timothy Parry, Director of Communications & Brand at Alzheimer's Research UK. Learn about how Alzheimer’s Research UK developed an app to further public awareness about dementia and how organisations from around the UK seized on the opportunity to help their staff better understand dementia.

Read more
Last updated: 3/1/2019

Why are Companies Finally Investing in Talent Development?

Companies are finally starting to see the importance and benefits of investing in talent development. Find out why organizations are starting to pay attention and which top companies are leading the way!

Read more
Last updated: 3/1/2019

How London Zoo Connects Learning With Business Impact

Emma Brown, Head of Training and organizational Development at ZSL London Zoo explains how she and her team align workplace learning with organizational goals and report their results with impact.

Read more
Last updated: 3/1/2019

Microlearning, Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

One of the most commonly used buzzwords in the training industry, “microlearning”, has officially been trademarked by the education technology company Grovo – granted by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.

Read more
Last updated: 3/1/2019

CAPM or PMP - Which Certification Should I Go For?

If you have been working as a project manager and are ready to take your career to the next level, then becoming certified is definitely the way to go. Find out what the difference is between CAPM and PMP and what certification you should go for!

Read more
U.S. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

US L&D report 2019 - Benchmark your Workplace Learning

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.S.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in's second annual U.S. L&D Report!

Take me to the report

Our newsletter
Leave your email and stay updated on professional training

LOOKING FOR TRAINING? offers a free consultancy service to help compare training for you and your team

Request a free quote